The Amazon Go grocery retailer on the Amazon company headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
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Amazon not too long ago misplaced a high-profile government who oversaw the corporate’s rising brick-and-mortar division.
Cameron Janes, Amazon’s vp of bodily retail, left the corporate on Tuesday, in response to his LinkedIn profile.
“After 14+ years in the present day is my final day at Amazon,” Janes wrote in a LinkedIn put up on Tuesday. “The experiences and alternatives Amazon has offered me have been nothing wanting life-changing.”
Janes held roles throughout a variety of divisions throughout his tenure at Amazon, together with overseeing groups for the Prime Video streaming service, the Kindle e-reader and the ill-fated Fire telephone. Janes helped launch Amazon’s chain of brick-and-mortar bookstores earlier than he started managing the majority of the corporate’s bodily retail choices.
Janes was in command of day-to-day operations of Amazon’s cashierless Go shops, together with the expertise powering these shops, known as “Just Walk Out,” which the corporate has put in in its Fresh supermarkets and at some Whole Foods areas. Amazon now sells the cashierless expertise to third-party retailers, permitting it to scale past Amazon’s personal bodily retail footprint.
Janes reported on to Dilip Kumar, Amazon’s vp of bodily retail and expertise, who developed and launched Amazon’s Go shops and cashierless expertise, and likewise oversees Amazon’s experimental grocery expertise, resembling its Dash sensible cart and palm-print scanners.
It’s unclear the place Janes is headed subsequent. He’s additionally not the one high-profile government to depart from Amazon’s grocery division in current months. Wei Gao, who served as Amazon’s vp of grocery tech, product and provide chain, departed for London-based on-line occasions start-up Hopin in August.
Amazon representatives did not instantly reply to a request for remark.
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